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Removing Names of Actors/Crew/Producers Present During Show

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Hello all!

I am very new to fan-editing, and have a technical question for anyone who might be able to answer.

During TV shows, there is a period after the opening title sequence where the regularly scheduled program is airing. In some shows, there will be the names of producers/actors/crew members pasted during the program.

E.G. Law & Order: SVU has their main hook sequence to attract the viewer (usually the crime unfolds), then the opening credits, the next scene could be back in the police station, but as the characters are talking about the crime more “Guest Stars”, “Associate Producers”, etc. are named in the lower left and lower right corners. These flash in and out.

I am trying to place scenes in different parts of episodes, but it is proving difficult with the names flashing in and out. A viewer will be distracted and notice that scene they are watching was originally from the beginning of the episode.

Does anyone have any suggestions to remove the names? I really want to avoid any cropping of the footage.

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For single frames in photoshop it is possible with content-aware-fill
I just tried it and (depending on the source material) it works great:

https://imgur.com/a/z88zC

However if you did it to all the frames of the scene it apparently wouldn’t look that good because there would be inconsistencies between the frames

For video I have seen attempts to blur it out. Mostly for blurrying the logos of tv-channels and so on. This works somewhat but the corners in the place where the logo would have been mostly look a bit warped

But I guess this blurrying is your only option for now (besides cropping)

Apparently adobe is planning to bring some kind of content-aware fill for video to after effects (called project cloak) but I believe that is not available yet

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KlyNeR said:

For single frames in photoshop it is possible with content-aware-fill
I just tried it and (depending on the source material) it works great:

https://imgur.com/a/z88zC

However if you did it to all the frames of the scene it apparently wouldn’t look that good because there would be inconsistencies between the frames

For video I have seen attempts to blur it out. Mostly for blurrying the logos of tv-channels and so on. This works somewhat but the corners in the place where the logo would have been mostly look a bit warped

But I guess this blurrying is your only option for now (besides cropping)

Apparently adobe is planning to bring some kind of content-aware fill for video to after effects (called project cloak) but I believe that is not available yet

Very useful advice, thank you. I am not sure I understand how there would be inconsistencies between the frames if I did single frames.